Clear lens surgery is a refractive technique used in cases when the large number of diopters prevents Lasik application. It is therefore an alternative to both Lasik and to implantable contact lenses (ICL).
Clear lens surgery is based on the technique of phacoemulsification that replaces the cloudy crystalline lens with a transparent one. The first step of the procedure is to perform a small incision in the cornea to access the crystalline lens. An ultrasonic handpiece fragments and absorbs the cloudy crystalline that is then replaced by a new clear lens.
It is a painless and short technique that allows for an immediate resumption of regular tasks. The procedure is extremely safe with a low rate of complications providing it is performed by an expert surgeon with a refined technique accompanied by an adequate previous study and a meticulous follow-up.